Our Peruvian partners started the project “Estrella Divina” in 2017 and is currently working with around 72 producers to produce the best quality coffee in the region. In the last few years, they started a new program called Solidario, giving all the producers training, market access, finance and feedback about quality. For these coffees, the producers are taught how to implement a more controlled fermentation process, and monitor drying time based on hours of sunlight. Future Estrella Divina project priorities are to start planting varieties new to the region such as Bourbon and Yellow Caturra while continuing to improve on fermentation, drying and storage processes.
Estrella Divina has great elevation, climate and producers doing generally good farm management and processing practices, and the region’s potential for specialty coffees high. A pretty unique microclimate is created in Estrella Divina when warm air currents from the plains of Rumipite come up the mountainside and mix with cool, fresh air descending from the La Coipa mountains. Most producers in Estrella Divina grow Bourbon, Pache, Caturra and Catuai.
Sub-Region: Jaén and San Ignacio
Variety: Caturra, Pache, Bourbon
Average farm size: Less than 2 hectares
Main Crop: May-October